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Bachelor programme European Cultural Anthropology

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The bachelor's programme in Cultural Anthropology imparts academic core skills in cultural and social anthropology. A focus is on security and peacekeeping, migration and development cooperation and on gender aspects. Graduates can work in intercultural occupations where they will be able to work on intercultural problems in a theoretical and methodical way. They can work in museums, advertising agencies, publishing houses, the media, educational institutions and NGOs. The medium of instruction is English and German.

Higher education institution:
Universität Wien
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
European Cultural Anthropology
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts, BA
6 Semester / 180 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2010/11, Stk. 18 (Nr. 102), i.d.F. Stk. 34 (Nr. 273)

Additional information

Erweiterungscurriculum Europäische Ethnologie: MBl. 2007/08, Stk. 34 (Nr. 285) i.d.F. MBl. 2009/10, Stk. 32 (Nr. 217)

Definition of the field of studies

The discipline of European Cultural Anthropology explores the differences and common elements in human lifestyles and ways of organisation. It focuses on the analysis of cultural phenomena of historical and present societies.


The introduction stage consists of the modules Basics of social sciences reasoning, basics of social sciences methodology and a subject-specific introduction. Another compulsory module deals with social change and academic working. The basic stage includes the three modules Core topics (gender, social organisation and colonialism/racism/ethnicity), central research fields and history of the theory of anthropology. In the advanced stage students have to choose two specialisation modules. In the specialisation stage students will choose two modules within the framework of which they have to write the two bachelor theses. A study period abroad after the basic stage is recommended.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations